November 7 , 2006
For immediate release
Dr. Shane Jimerson of the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara has just published The Handbook of International School Psychology (SAGE Publications, 2007) with co-editors Thomas Oakland of the University of Florida and Peter Farrell of the University of Manchester, UK. The foremost international resource regarding school psychology, this book is ideal for scholars, practitioners, and graduate students interested in acquiring an international view of school psychology. The handbook provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents around the world, bringing together prominent authors from more than 40 countries to provide valuable information and insights regarding the numerous facets of school psychology.
The Handbook of International School Psychology offers a comprehensive overview of key areas in the field, provides a balance of breadth and depth, and reviews key trends in the field. This handbook covers topics from the origin and history of school psychology to trends influencing school psychology’s international development. Globally renowned authors offer insight on the work of school psychologists around the world, such as assessing children who display cognitive, emotional, social, or behavioral difficulties; developing and implementing intervention programs; consulting with teachers, parents, and other relevant professionals; and conducting research.
“The Handbook of International School Psychology will be THE major resource on the profession and its various applications in different countries,” asserts Dr. Scott Huebner of the University of South Carolina. “It is a ‘must read’ for school psychologists and professionals from related disciplines who wish to understand, monitor, and shape the field of school psychology.”
Dr. Jimerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School. He is also the Gevirtz School Associate Dean of Research.
[Dr. Shane Jimerson is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]